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Bronzino and the Medici

Rutgers University art historian Elizabeth Pilliod will give a talk about famous 16th century Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino and his relationship with the Medici family. Bronzino not only preserved likenesses of members of the storied family and their court, but…

The Betrothed

Michael F. Moore, translator and interpreter, will present his new translation of “The Betrothed,” the masterpiece of Italian literature, the first new English version in 50 years. He will talk about how the author, Alessandro Manzoni, invented modern Italian and…

Cheese Culture From Ancient Rome to Now

Join Carla Graifer, a certified cheese specialist, who  will share how fermented milk became the sophisticated enterprise of cheese making in ancient Rome and led to the classics we enjoy today. Discover how Romans preserved and prepared their foods without…

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